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Urban And Peri-Urban Agriculture Best Practice Catalogue

6 MADRE metropolises: Barcelona Metropolitan Area, Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, Aix-Marseille Provence Métropole, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Tirana Metropolitan Area, and Thessaloniki Metropolitan Area

MADRE
Press Release
Feb 2, 2018

Excerpt:

Marseille, 2 February 2018 – After almost a year of implementation, MADRE releases its Best Practice Catalogue on urban and peri-urban agriculture. Developed by ANIMA Investment Network, it highlights the best practices identified in the 6 metropolises associated with the project, in terms of farmers’ innovation, social innovation, consumer innovation, academic research, territorial innovation and transnational innovation.

6.3 billion people will live in urban areas by 2050. Although recognised as a major lever for the sustainability and competitiveness of metropolises, urban and peri-urban agriculture still suffers from a lack of consideration in public policies, preventing it from reaching a wider audience.

In this perspective, the Catalogue released by MADRE promotes a balanced selection of the best practices collected from the 6 MADRE metropolises (Barcelona Metropolitan Area, Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, Aix-Marseille Provence Métropole, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Tirana Metropolitan Area, and Thessaloniki Metropolitan Area) for the 6 innovation areas of urban and peri-urban agriculture to show the variety of solutions found to very diverse local contexts and encourage the optimal development and sustainability of this activity.

The aims of the Catalogue are manifold: mapping the key stakeholders of urban and peri-urban agriculture and connecting them at the Mediterranean level; identifying the good practices developed and consolidating the knowledge gained; evaluating the economic, environmental and social performance factors of urban and peri-urban agriculture; promoting the most relevant and innovative practices and facilitating their replication and adaptation in other territories.

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